Our staff team consists of the course director, jazz tutors, house parents and course administrators.
The course director and tutors are highly respected professional musicians with a wealth of experience as both performers and educators.
As well as teaching their own instrumental masterclasses and leading the jazz combos, the tutors will be involved throughout the week in other sessions such as the jazz choir, big band, playing with the rhythm section and a transcription class.
The house parents are in residence throughout the duration of the course for the safety and welfare of all participants, regardless of age. Some of the house staff have specific responsibility for those participants who are under 18.
The course administrators are available face-to-face and by email/phone from 9 am to 9 pm during the course for general queries, and also outwith those times in case of emergency.
All members of our staff team are PVG registered for working with young people and vulnerable adults (or DBS checked, the equivalent for those based in England).
The staff team for the 2022 course will be drawn from the following:
Mario Caribe – Bass
Kevin Ferris – Trumpet
Tom Gordon – Drums
Gordon McNeil – Saxophone
Hilary Michael – Strings and Saxophone
Eliot Murray – Guitar
Jeremy Price – Trombone
Debra Salem – Voice
Euan Stevenson – Keyboard
Ruth Irons – administrator
Kenny Irons – administrator
Kate Gieben – house parent
Graham Dickson – house parent
George Duncan – house parent